Trusted musician and artist reviews for Shure Beta 57A Vocal Microphone
Based on 4 Reviews and 47 Ratings
I just adore this baby. I recorded so much material with it("Covek Peva Posle Rata", "Lov Na Vukove", "Prica O Zeleznickom Mostu" as a whole with this one). It works great with guitar recording, even vocal with some later plugins of course. I even carry it on gigs to sing on it from time to time.
cheap and good for high vocals(tenor)
Not the best Micro. Better other brand as akg,beierdynamic, but in stage live,one cheap solution, good enough for tecnical voices. Different respect SM series, more expressive in high frequencies.
edited about 4 years ago
I have an original Beta 57. I keep it for 1 purpose... TOP OF SNARE. It has an sm57ish voice on snare with a Hypercard response that rejects the hihats well. I usually like to throw a sennheiser E609 side address dynamic gitar amp mic udner the snare to get some extra strainer crack/rattle (that nasal sennheiser really helps the Beta get the job done).
You can use this on other sources where great side and back rejection is needed, but it won't give you precisely what a 57 does. Its a little more hifi, but not in the same way as an Audix i5. These are cheap so its worth having one around.